Carey in 2014 with the Lions
|Date of birth:February 14, 1987|
|Place of birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|College: Norfolk State|
|NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 177|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Cleveland Browns ( 2009)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 2× Second-team All-MEAC (2007, 2008)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Don Juan Carey III (born February 14, 1987) is an American football safety who last played for the Detroit Lions. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Norfolk State. He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Don's younger brother Donte played defensive back for Grand Valley State, a Division II school in Allendale, Michigan.
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|5 ft 11 in||197 lb||4.60 s||1.59 s||2.69 s||4.20 s||6.87 s||32 ½ in||10 ft 2 in||18 reps|
Throughout training camp, he competed for a roster spot as a backup cornerback against Hank Poteat, Corey Ivy, Gerard Lawson, and Coye Francies. On August 6, 2009, the Cleveland Browns waived Carey due to a shoulder injury.
On August 7, 2009, the Jacksonville Jaguars claimed Carey off of waivers. The Jacksonville Jaguars were criticized for claiming Carey as it was expected the Browns would've placed him on injured reserve after clearing waivers. On September 1, 2009, the Jaguars placed him on injured reserve due to his shoulder injury that kept him sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Carey was waived by the Jaguars prior to the start of the 2011 season.
The Detroit Lions signed Carey on October 25, 2011. He was released on August 20, 2012, and was re-signed on November 1, 2012 after Bill Bentley was placed on injured reserve. He saw action in nine games (six starts), providing an immediate impact on defense and special teams, totaling 12 special teams tackles (10 solo) to go along with his 27 tackles (19 solo) on defense.
In 2013, Carey was a versatile option at nickel and a source of stability to the Lions secondary and special teams coverage unit. Totaled 19 tackles (16 solo), two pass defenses and finished second on the team in special teams tackles with 11 (eight solo). He had a breakout performance at Pittsburgh on November 17 where he started at linebacker and had a career-high nine tackles.
In 2014, Carey missed only three games due to a hamstring injury, and started three of his 13 games. He finished the season with seven tackles (six solo), one fumble recovery and five special teams tackles. On January 10, 2014, Carey signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions.
In 2015, Carey led the NFL in solo special teams tackles with 14, and tied for second in total special teams tackles with 16. He recorded a special teams tackle in 11 of the 16 games during the season.
Carey signed a one-year contract extension with the Lions through 2017 on November 16, 2016.
Jacksonvile Jaguars (second stint)Edit
Detroit Lions (second stint)Edit
- ↑ Don Carey NFL.com combine profile
- ↑ "Spotrac.com: Don Carey contract". http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/don-carey-8567/.
- ↑ "Ourlads.com: Cleveland Browns Depth Chart: 07/01/2009". http://www.ourlads.com/nfldepthcharts/archive/38/CLE. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- ↑ McBride, Barry. "CB Don Carey: Waived/Injured". https://247sports.com/nfl/browns/Article/CB-Don-Carey-WaivedInjured-104632975. Retrieved August 6, 2008.
- ↑ "Jaguars Claim CB Don Carey Off Waivers". August 8, 2009. https://www.bigcatcountry.com/2009/8/8/981975/jaguars-claim-cb-don-carey-off. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- ↑ Rosenthal, Greg. "Jags complete "snatch-and-stash" move with Don Carey". https://www.profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/01/jags-complete-snatch-and-stash-move-with-don-carey/. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- ↑ "Ourlads.com: Jacksonville Jaguars' Depth Chart: 07/01/2010". http://www.ourlads.com/nfldepthcharts/archive/109/JAX. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- ↑ Stites, Adam (August 31, 2010). "Don Carey: Worth a Roster Spot?". https://www.bigcatcountry.com/2010/8/31/1661976/don-carey-worth-a-roster-spot. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- ↑ Jacksonville Jaguars cutdown analysis
- ↑ Rothstein, Michael (January 10, 2014). "Reports: Lions sign Carey to extension". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/112509/reports-lions-sign-carey-to-extension. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
- ↑ Mathews, Ryan (November 16, 2016). "Lions sign Don Carey to extension through 2017 season". http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2016/11/16/13649832/lions-sign-don-carey-to-extension-through-2017-season.
- ↑ "OFFICIAL: Carey signs". March 15, 2018. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/OFFICIAL-Carey-signs/2fde586d-9a9f-4672-88f7-d4c644c8bd9c.
- ↑ "Jaguars Sign Linebacker Nick DeLuca". August 21, 2018. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-sign-linebacker-nick-deluca.
- ↑ "Lions sign free agent S Don Carey". November 20, 2018. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-free-agent-s-don-carey.
- ↑ "Lions announce Cooper acquisition, waive Don Carey". Lions Wire. USA Today. November 23, 2018. https://lionswire.usatoday.com/2018/11/23/lions-announce-cooper-acquisition-waive-don-carey/.